The Makerspace: Learn. Share. Create.


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The Greater Sudbury Public Library is looking for a Maker-in-Residence.

The Makerspace at the Greater Sudbury Public Library provides access to a wide range of tools and resources. Makerspaces are places where people come to learn about technology, crafts and making; to share knowledge with others; and to apply that knowledge and skill by creating.

The Maker-in-Residence program is open to all makers who want to share their skills and vision with the community of Greater Sudbury. We are open to all forms of making and invite applicants from all traditional areas of art, technology and electronics.

Preference will be given to residents of Greater Sudbury.


The Greater Sudbury Public Library is committed to the following principles:
  • Encouraging making among library patrons
  • Providing free, high-quality, hands-on programming in a variety of mediums that is accessible to all library patrons
  • Increasing awareness and involvement in Maker Culture
  • Giving makers an opportunity to share their passions with the community of Greater Sudbury


  • The Maker-in-Residence program will take place during the months of July, August and September 2018.
  • Programs will be held at the Greater Sudbury Public Library.
  • The artist will set his / her own schedule, but must be willing to attend several GSPL locations during their tenure as Maker-in-Residence.


The chosen candidate will be required to:
  • Facilitate a minimum of six (6) programs at the Main Public Library during the 3-month period with a focus on hands-on, experimental learning in the Maker's area of expertise, with the possiblity of facilitating additional programs at other locations of the Greater Sudbury Public Library.
  • Provide one (1) training session in their expertise to library staff on a weekday.
  • Spend a minimum of two (2) hours per week in the Makerspace located at the Main Public Library.
  • Represent the library at one (1) community event.
  • Complete one community project which will be displayed at the Greater Sudbury Public Library.
  • Display his / her own work at the Greater Sudbury Public Library for the duration of the appointment.
  • Help in the promotion and planning of Makerspace programs.

In return, the chosen candidate will receive the following:

  • A stipend of $600 to be paid by the Friends of the Library in three (3) $200 allotments at the completion of each month of the residency.
  • A $600 materials budget for programs and community projects.
  • A page within the Greater Sudbury Public Library website with room to add personal content.
  • Be recognized as a community ambassador between the arts and the Greater Sudbury Public Library.

Apply online!